Derby County: Richard Keogh proud of Rams' clean-sheet record

Richard Keogh
Keogh has played in all of Derby's Championship matches this season

Derby County captain Richard Keogh says the whole team should take credit for the Rams' record-equalling run of clean sheets.

Tuesday night's 1-0 win over Blackpool was Derby's sixth clean sheet in a row, matching the club record set in 1912.

The victory at Bloomfield Road also sent them top of the Championship.

"I'm very proud, not just as a defender, but we work hard as a team and it starts from the front to the goalie," Keogh, 28, said.

Derby's record run
23 Sep: League Cup v Reading (H) 2-04 Oct: Championship v Millwall (H) 0-0
27 Sep: Championship v Bolton (A) 2-018 Oct: Championship v Reading (A) 3-0
30 Sep: Championship v Bournemouth (H) 2-021 Oct: Championship v Blackpool (A) 1-0

Goalkeeper Lee Grant had started the previous four matches, but was injured in Saturday's victory over Reading.

England Under-21 captain Jack Butland was brought in on loan from Stoke as cover, and Keogh was impressed by the youngster's debut.

"I thought Jack came in and did great tonight, considering he hadn't trained with us that long," the Republic of Ireland international told BBC Radio Derby.

"It was obviously real big blow to lose 'Granty' who's been absolutely fantastic this season and since he's been at the club, but credit to the club for getting someone of Jack's calibre in."

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